Part of ash  genus Fraxinus in ash / lilac / olive  family Oleaceae.

Native to North America's Midwest, Ohio Valley and 🗻︎ Appalachia.   🌎︎ Map by county 🌎︎ map.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Formerly abundant, in much of its range, this tree (and other native ash trees), with stem diameter over 2½ cm (1 in) (taller than a basketball hoop or so), have been or are now being killed by parasitic insect emerald ash borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis.

Although we hear that some communities and homeowners have protected their favorite adult ash trees through annual treatments.  Details?

Native alternatives for ash trees killed by EAB (Missouri Botanical Garden).

Like the ◼︎ white ash  Fraxinus americana, makes great baseball bats, 🔨︎ tool handles, furniture and flooring.

Fraxinus hosts caterpillars of 150 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about ◼︎ blue ash Fraxinus quadrangulata

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